NEWMARKET JULY SALES
KING'S JOCKEY RETIRING
(From "The Post's" Representative.)
LONDON, July 6.
, Last year the Newmarket First July thoroughbred yearling sales realised 48,506gs for the three days, but this year the total has- amounted to 86,007g5, so. . bloodstock .is booming. One session was specially interesting on account of the twelve yearlings sent up by the National Stud, which sold for an aggregate of 19,380g5. The best of them was a bay filly by Blandford —Endowment, who was purchased on behalf of H.H. Aga Khan for,sooogs. This was the highest price, given at this series. The -next highest price was 4200gs given by Mr. J. A. Dewar for a yearling ,by his Derby, .winner Cameronian. For a half-brother to Ankaret, who was just beaten in the Oaks and won the valuable . Coronation Stakes at Ascot,: Lord Ntinburnhblme gave Lady Barbara Smith 3800gs. Mrs. 'Cornette Glorney, who is a very keen owner and who took two of Ascot's prizes, gave 4000gs for an all-quality bay filly by Foxlaw out of Dame Caution, by Friar Marcus. This filly is regarded as undoubtedly the best one offered during the sales, and it is expected that she will do yeoman service, for her enthusiastic owner. Rose d'Argent, a bay colt by Solario's son Rose en Soleil, was run up from 200gs to 2000gs and became the possession of Mr. W. E. Livock. The price of racehorses is considered a good index to the prosperity of a country. Five years ago,.when the first signs of a depression in trade were being seen, one of the first commodities to, slump was bloodstock. Breeders went through the leanest times season after season; Last year there was a noticeably, good ;upward trend in prices. This .year something like a boom is setting in., WINNER FOR THE KING. The King was present at the Newmarket' Meeting. He . always enjoys his stay 'at headquarters. On the opening day his Majesty had the pleasure- of seeing Bonnie Dundee, ridden by F. Fox, win the Bottisham Stakes. This colt, a half-brother to The Abbot, was bred at Sandringham. By Buchan, he is a nice, medium-sized .horse, who, having > emerged from maiden-class, may go on to further successes. The King's horses this year seem to be particularly moderate and difficult to place for a win, so when Bonnie Dundee came first home there was much enthusiasm. This was actually his Majesty's second win this season, but he had not been present when Firestone gained a minor event at Brighton. Fox had to waste a little to do 7st 41b on Bonnie Dundee., and ..went without his breakfast. The King; got to know of this,- and when congratulating :the jockey on his success, remarked with a smile, "Now you will be able to enjoy your breakfast." The first winner on the changed July course—Mr. E.C. Jones's La Collina gelding—produced the .abnormal tote dividend of £42-to 2s for a win. The horse was sired by Brumeux, who ! stands at Mrs. Clayton's stud. This interest induced' Mrs. Clayton to stake 2s on the gelding, and she was one of the few who profited by the 420 to 1 dividend. Mrs. Dawson Waugh shared similarly, i and though she invests only a trifling sum she felt justified in. staking :: this surprising windfall ori her own filly, Mark Time; later, in the afternoon. Her gains 'were thereby greatly augmented. Mark Time had a successful two-year-old career, and is now one of the fastest three-year-old sprinters. She is '■ a- full-sister to the Ascot winner Black Speck. Both were sired. by- Black. Watch, once pwned by the lateJVlr. J. B. Reid. , A POPULAR VICTORY. An outstanding performance in the Duke o£ Cambridge -Handicap, run over the Bunbury jMile, was the. success of Mr. Watney's-; four-year-old colt Wychwood Abbot, by The - Black Abbot out of Sweet Hainault, trained by young Ted Leader and admirably ridden by R. Perryman' He won by a length from Young 'Native, who was two lengths' in front of Guinea Gap. Wychwood Abbot was favourite. Soon after the start Young Native appeared to be in front on the far side of the course with Almond Hill, also on the far side.."-Badruddin was the most prominent of the others running on the stands side of the course. At half-way Young Native fell- back, and it was left to Almond Hill and Badruddin to make ,the 'running. Caymanas was alsoiprbminent, and Wychwood Abbot was «behind but /going easily. Approaching the hill, that leads to the winning post, Richards suddenly shot Young Native into the lead on the far: side rails. Young Native was then going so well that it seemed that he might win. But then suddenly Perryman asked Wychwood Abbot for an effort. The great colt responded at once, and strode up the hill in effortless style/ His action was perfect, and the.ease with which he won and the enjoyment that he took in it pleased everyone .who loves a horse. CHANGE OF JOCKEYS. The "Daily Mail" announces that Joe Childs, the King's jockey, intends to retire at the end of this racing season, and F. Fox, who at present is retained for the King's lightweights, will become first jockey to the Royal stables. Childs, our tallest jockey and the son of a successful] bckey who rode in France, won his first' race in 1900. He;became first-jockey to the-Manton stable in 1919, and it was then that the most successful part of his long career began. He w.o.n- two wartime Derbies (run at Newrharket) oh Fifinella and .Gainsborough, and the Epsom Derby on Coronach in 1926. His other classic winners were in the One Thousand Guineas (Scuttle 1926 : and Brown, Betty 1933); Two Thousand Guineas (Gainsborough 1918 and Cameronian 1931); Oaks (Mirska 1912, Fifinella 1916, and Love-in-idleness 1921); and St.,Leger (Gainsborough 1918, Polemarch 1921, and Solario 1925).Fox has been riding almost as long as Childs, and gained his first classic success in 1911, when he won the One Thousand Guineas on Atmah. He won the Derby on Cameronian in 1931, and again this year on Bahram. Horses who ran prominently at Ascot and have won this week at Newmarket include the King's Bonnie Dundee, Mr. O. V. Watney's Wychwood Abbot, Lord Mantbn's Liza of Lambeth, and.the Aga-Khan's Mahmoud. Mr. P. Dunne's three-year-old ■ Bellacose (Sir Cosmo—Orbella) splendidly carried off the Newmarket July Cup with 9.10 after winning the Granville Stakes so. decisively at Ascot. G. Richards rodONeach time.
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NEWMARKET JULY SALES, Evening Post, Volume CXX, Issue 28, 1 August 1935
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